In this tutorial I am using the art of Keith Garvey.
You need a license to use Keith’s art,
I am using a fantastic kit called “Sinners” by
Wow, loved this kit Cora, thank you!
You will also need a mask, I used a nice grunge mask by
Insatiable Dreams, its number 157, here.
Font used is Blasphemy,
a free font, here.
Don’t forget to sharpen your elements after resizing/rotating as otherwise they will be a bit blurry (adjust – sharpen – unsharp mask, radius and clipping 5, strength 30).
Drop shadow used is vertical and horizontal 2, opacity 80, blur 5.
Open a new transparent canvas 650 by 600 pixels and flood fill with white.
Open one of the papers and copy, I used pd12-pp-02. Make a new layer on your canvas, select all, paste the paper into the selection, de-select and apply the mask. Resize 85%, mirror and flip.
Open pd12-frame-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 55% and rotate 90 degrees in either direction.
Open pd12-pp-03 and copy. Select the interior of the frame with your magic wand and expand the selection by 20, make a new layer below your frame layer and paste the paper into the selection. Do not de-select.
Open your tube and paste as a new layer. Resize as required and position inside the frame, invert the select and hit delete to remove the excess, lower the opacity to around 60. Do not de-select.
Open pd12-flame-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 50% and position so the flames are lapping over the tube and then hit delete to remove the excess, you can now de-select.
Go back to the frame layer and apply the drop shadow. Close off the white background and mask layer and merge visible, re-open the closed layers. Position your merged layer over to the left a little.
Open pd12-print-03, paste as a new layer and drag down below the merged layer. Resize 60% and move over slightly to the right. I sharpened this element twice, then apply the drop shadow.
Open pd12-moon and paste as a new layer. Resize 60%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open your main tube, paste as a new layer and bring to the top, resize as required and apply the drop shadow.
Open pd12-leaves-01, paste as a new layer, drag down below the top tube layer and resize 45%. Duplicate this layer and close off the duplicate for now. Position the original layer along the bottom of the frame erasing any of the stalk that sticks out on the left hand side, apply the drop shadow. Open the copy and rotate 90 degrees to the left, mirror and place in position over the left hand side of the frame, apply the drop shadow.
Open pd12-flower-02 and paste as a new layer. Resize 30%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open pd12-flower-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 20% and duplicate, resize the duplicate 80%, place both flowers in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open pd12-heart-01 and paste as a new layer. Resize 55%, drag down so its between to two black flower layers, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Open pd12-smoke, paste as a new layer and bring to the top. Rotate 90 degrees to the left, resize 50% and place in position.
Open pd12-hearts-03 and paste as a new layer. Resize 35%, place in position and apply the drop shadow.
Check the positioning of all your layers and make any adjustments, when you are happy, add your copyright information and text and export your tag as a jpeg with compression set to 5 or on a transparent background as a png.
I hope you enjoyed this tutorial, if you have any questions, please email me here. I would love to see your result!